Scientist for long have been experimenting to know how the brain reacts when it is exposed to 2D images. They have found something interesting.
It may also surprise you. When you see a picture, along with millions of things, it tries to read the face in order to decipher the mental status of the person behind the image. It makes a guess whether it’s happy or sad.
A team of Finish scientists have noticed that 3D imagaes and pictures transfer more emotional experience than traditional images. The researchers in Aalto University and University of Helsinki experiented with the different depth levels by varying the distance between the two cameras providing the left and right images and observed the facial expressions for the 3D presentation.
They found that 3D images of faces, evoked a much deeper emotional reaction to faces compared to photos.
They found that reactions were more vivid for negative expressions such as anger and horror. The research will have wider implications for VR technology. It can have wider ramifications for VR technology such as Oculus Rift.
It can make Palmer Lucky jump with joy. It will help programmers make design content that will have more 3D effect –which will be able to connect with viewers at a deeper emotional level.
So we can expect the emotions of Tomb Raider’s Lara Croft more realistic—and more in the coming versions of the Oculus Rift.